At the Phipps Center for the Arts

At the Phipps Center for the Arts
A series of exhibitions featuring mixed media installation by Dana Sikkila, North Mankato; carved wood and stone sculpture by George G.I. Moore, Afton; pastel drawings by Linda Ricklefs Baudry, St. Paul; assemblage by Judy Anderson, Star Prairie; media …
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Baton Rouge area calendar for Aug. 7-13, 2015
Photo provided by Chelsea Borruano — Drawing from travel and personal exploration, Brian Kelly presents his Baton Rouge Gallery show, 'Migrations,' a chaotic collection of prints depicting powerful landscapes of animals in eye-catching environments …
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Community Musical Mapmaking
Community Musical Mapmaking is geared toward kids and their parents, but everyone is welcome. Drawings produced in the class can become part of the Musical Map Archive, which you can view online at Make your own …
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Things to Do in New Jersey, July 26 to Aug. 1, 2015
MANASQUAN Algonquin Arts Center “Hairspray,” musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Mr. Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Through July … “To The Best of My Recollection,” drawings. Through Sept.
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blink-182 to make new album, minus Tom Delonge
In the meanwhile, Hoppus recently completed the musical score for "I'm Scared," a four-minute, stop-motion animated short film directed by Pete Levin. It is based on based on drawings by Greg "Craola" Simkins that depict a boy's vivid descriptions to …
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Silence! The Musical at Studio Theatre 2ndStage
A good example: Sherwood's detailed recreation of Dr. Hannibal Lecter's (Tally Sessions) cell, which is an attractively designed movable cart with authentic looking glass…adorned with childish crayon drawings of perverted imagery, to replace the …
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Dr. Seuss “Hats Off” Exhibition Makes Beverly Hills Stop on North American Tour

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2015

Few authors are better known than Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, yet, to this day, his Secret Art and his fantastical Hat Collection are virtually unknown to the general public. Throughout his lifetime, Ted Geisel created paintings and collected hats which he secreted away in a hidden closet at the Dr. Seuss Estate. This is the first time ever that Dr. Seusss hats have ever traveled outside his home.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Dr. Seusss second book, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, a special Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition has been mounted that combines these two secret collections. Audrey S. Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, has generously opened up the Estates legendary hat closet to allow the public a peek at Dr. Seusss hat collection. These hats, along with the Secret Art, will travel the country and visit select venues throughout the next year.

The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Beverly Hills exhibition will feature Dr. Seusss never-before-seen hat collection alongside his little-known Secret Art, a series of Estate authorized works adapted and reproduced from Ted Geisels original drawings, paintings, and sculpture. This historic collection has opened the worlds eyes to the extraordinary artistic talent of Dr. Seuss and will be available for viewing and purchase through the run of the exhibition.

In his artwork, as in his personal life, Dr. Seuss saw hats as transformational. And from the time he was a small boy in Springfield, Massachusetts, he was aware of their inherent magic. Far beyond their functionality, hats were the accentthe exclamation pointon a persons behavior. They could entertain, delight and embellish, even tease and taunt, but most of all, hats helped Dr. Seuss deliver a world of life-changing inspiration.

The first recorded mention of Dr. Seusss hat collection came from his sister, Marnie, who visited Ted in New York in the autumn of 1937. She reported in the Springfield Union-News, November 28, 1937, Ted has another peculiar hobbythat of collecting hats of every description. Why, he must have several hundred and he is using them as the foundation of his next book. I have seen him put on an impromptu show for guests, using the hats as costumes. He has kept a whole party in stitches just by making up a play with kitchen knives and spoons for the actors.

That next bookDr. Seusss second of 44became The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.

The Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Exhibition delivers a unique opportunity to view Dr. Seusss superb hat collection and view their direct impact on his works of art. Traveling in a specially retrofitted old fashioned steamer trunk, this exhibition premiered at the New York Public Library, and was the first of a handful of stops across the country. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a selection of hats from Dr. Seusss private collection.

Celebrity signed artwork to travel with Hats Off to Dr. Seuss! Touring Exhibition coming to Beverly Hills, California.

Also arriving with this exhibition are signed Green Eggs and Ham: Would You? Could You? In a Car serigraph prints featuring the signature of famed celebrity racecar driver, Jeff Gordon, whose foundation the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer. Mr. Gordons foundation funds programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatments that increase survivorship, and medical research to find a cure.

The Hats Off to Hope! Campaign is a collaboration between Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Chase Art Companies, Random House Childrens Books and the Jeff Gordon Childrens Foundation, to bring hope, comfort and support to thousands of children currently battling cancer in the United States.Each purchase of a Jeff Gordon signed Would You? Could You?In a Carprint will help Chase Art Companies to support Hats Off to Hope!

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Geek Couture to Invade San Diego Comic-Con with 2nd Annual Her Universe Fashion Show

Sneak peek at Ashley Eckstein’s on-stage gowns for The 2015 Her Universe Fashion Show designed by last year’s Audience Winner, Andrew MacLaine.

The Her Universe Fashion Show, hosted by actress and Her Universe Founder Ashley Eckstein, returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2015 with an all new group of aspiring designers. This year, 25 finalists will present their original “geek couture” designs in the runway show to compete for the opportunity to design a limited edition fandom collection with Her Universe for leading specialty retailer Hot Topic. The 2nd annual Her Universe Fashion Show will take place on Thursday, July 9th at 6pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Diego. More than 2,000 fans are expected to attend this exciting runway show celebrating fangirl fashion and pop culture.

The Her Universe Fashion Show is the brainchild of actress Ashley Eckstein. The event not only aims to spotlight fangirl culture but to also support aspiring designers by providing them with a real runway to showcase their one-of-a-kind designs to the world. Two winners one chosen by the audience and one chosen by a panel of judges, will be awarded the unique professional experience of co-designing a fashion line for Hot Topic retail stores. Guest judges joining the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show panel include Hot Topics SVP of Merchandising and Marketing, Cindy Levitt; singer/songwriter, voice actress and designer, Traci Hines; Manager of Licensing and Merchandising at Sony Pictures Television, Jessica Nubel; and winners from last year’s fashion show, Amy Beth Christenson and Andrew MacLaine. This year, Andrew MacLaine will be designing the on-stage “geek couture” gowns for host Ashley Eckstein. Actress Ashley Tisdale’s company, Blondie Girl Productions, joins the Her Universe 2015 Fashion Show as a production partner. VP Production and Development of Blondie Girl Productions, Jennifer Tisdale, along with announcer Heath Hyche, will be handling backstage coverage, in addition to contributing as audience commentators. Espionage Cosmetics returns as the hair and make-up sponsors for this year’s event.

“We are so excited to return to San Diego Comic-Con with The Her Universe Fashion Show,” said Ashley Eckstein. “Geek Fashion is a trend that’s not going away and once again we can’t wait to celebrate Fangirl Fashion on the runway. You will not want to miss the stunning pieces created by this year’s designers and the audience will participate by picking one of the winners!”

The 25 talented designers competing in this year’s fashion show come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. They’ll be creating women’s fashion looks based on anything that is celebrated at Comic-Con, original or inspired by popular media. The finalists are:Lauren Andrews, Ericka Angiuli, Kelly Cercone, Laura Desch, Daisy Evans, Jessica Gonzalez, Lindsay Hamilton, Kathryn Henzler, Sarah Henzler, Hannah Kent, Kristin Koga, Harmony Leiker, Belinda Mendoza, Jennifer Newman, Emily Ong, Laura Cristina Ortiz, Leetal Platt, Tara Reich, Adria Sanchez-Chaidez, Amy Scott, Kristi Siedow-Thompson, Sam Skyler, Jesse Thaxton, Oseas Villatoro, and Erica Williams.

“Last year’s winners Andrew and Amy Beth blew us away with the amazing Marvel collection they designed for us,” said Cindy Levitt, SVP of Merchandising and Marketing at Hot Topic. “It truly hit home with the fangirl, as well as our fashion customer and was a fantastic success! We can’t wait to do it again this year!”

Ashley Eckstein, Hot Topic and the Her Universe team encourages attendees to come dressed in their own geek-inspired fashion for a chance to be recognized and win prizes. The Her Universe Fashion Show promises to be an evening of fun fanfare with special announcements you will not want to miss!

All media inquiries including attendance and coverage of the fashion show should be directed to Her Universe publicist Dan Madsen at

Her Universe and Hot Topic will also be presenting a special screening of Studio Ghiblis beloved film Spirited Away on Thursday, July 9th at 9pm at the Horton Grand Theatre in San Diegos Gaslamp Quarter. Entry to the screening requires a ticket. Drawings for entry tickets at the Horton Grand Theatre will be held on Thursday, July 9th at 9am in the Autograph Area (upstairs in the Sails Pavilion) of the San Diego Convention Center

About Her Universe

Her Universe was launched in 2010 by actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein and The Araca Group, a leading theatrical production and brand management company. Ashley and Araca created Her Universe to address the expanding market of female sci-fi and fantasy fans. We entered our first agreement with Lucas Licensing to develop and produce a line of female-centered Star Wars apparel and accessories. The success of that line was followed up with a collection for BBC America for Doctor Who, and CBS Consumer Products for Star Trek and AMC for The Walking Dead, Nerdist Industries, Marvel and Hasbro for Transformers. You can learn more about Her Universe and purchase the current line of fangirl apparel and accessories by going to and by following Eckstein & Her Universe on Facebook ( and Twitter (

About Hot Topic

Hot Topic, headquartered in City of Industry, CA, was the first retailer to make alternative apparel and accessories available to individualistic teens at malls across the country. Today, Hot Topic offers music and pop culture junkies exclusive collectibles, band merchandise, licensed and fashion apparel and accessories. Founded in 1989, Hot Topic operates 663 stores in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico and an online store at Find Hot Topic on Twitter (, Facebook (, YouTube ( and Instagram (

About Blondie Girl Productions

Blondie Girl Productions is a Los Angeles based production company that develops and produces television and motion pictures with a focus on womens entertainment and is run by sisters Ashley Tisdale and Jennifer Tisdale. Blondie Girl most recently was one of the producers behind ABC FAMILYs breakout comedy hit Young & Hungry which returns to TV August 12th – but can also now be seen on Netflix & HULU. Ashley Tisdale (President and Founder of Blondie Girl) returned to television in the TBS comedy series Clipped which premiered June 16th. Ashley is no stranger to Comic-con as she voices the character of Candace Flynn in the Emmy Award winning and BAFTA-nominated animated series, Phineas and Ferb on Disney XD and Disney Channel. Blondie Girl Productions focus is to place an emphasis on female characters that defy expectations as well as creating stories that surprise and entertain its fans. Follow Blondie Girl on Twitter @blondiegirlprod and on a Facebook at You can follow Ashley Tisdale on Twitter @ashleytisdale and Jennifer Tisdale @jenkellytisdale

About San Diego Comic-Con International

Comic-Con International: San Diego is a nonprofit educational corporation dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrat

Faces of Marylhurst Project Showcases a Community Dedicated to Excellence, Tradition

Marylhurst, Oregon (PRWEB) February 18, 2015

Renowned Northwest artist Dennis Cunningham has an annual tradition make a self-portrait. In the summer of 2014, Cunningham incorporated a high tech approach, starting with a photograph taken with his iPad. He shared the process with the students in his pastel drawing class at Marylhurst University, demonstrating by creating portraits of each student. Pretty soon, Cunningham was creating portraits of employees in the art program, and eventually, in every other department across campus.

In the end, Cunningham had amassed 115 portraits The Faces of Marylhurst Project on exhibit in the Mayer Art Gallery on the Marylhurst campus now through March 12, 2015.

Libby Dawson Farr teaches interior design classes at the university. She calls The Faces of Marylhurst Project a compelling, accessible and enjoyable art exhibition in which we can look the Marylhurst community in the eyes.

In his artists statement, Cunningham writes: This project is more important than the pictures. It is really all about a certain kind of social set of coincidences. It is about constituency. It is about a group of people who strive to work together in a place, in order to make something good happen. It is about us, people who are, or who have been, in a special time and place; all of them associated with the institution of Marylhurst University.

Torey Browne, a faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies, echoes Cunninghams remarks: Marylhurst Universitys greatest asset is not the beautiful brick and mortar of her buildings, nor the long and noble mission that she upholds and serves. It is her constituents those who are and have been dedicated to excellence and knowledge that are her true treasures. Dennis Cunningham captures the humanity of Marylhurst University in a herculean undertaking of 115 pastel portraits of faculty, staff, students and administrators affiliated with the university. His selfless gift of this body of work reflects his gratitude and love for those who embody the soul of the university.

On the final day of the exhibition, Cunningham plans to further celebrate the Marylhurst community, presenting each individual with a gift of his or her portrait.

More about The Faces of Marylhurst Project, including Cunninghams process for creating each portrait, can be found on the Marylhurst University blog at:

Mayer Art Gallery

Mayer Art Gallery is located in the Mayer Art Building on the Marylhurst campus. The building is home to the Department of Art & Interior Designs classrooms and offices. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

About the Artist

While best known for his block prints, Dennis Cunningham is a multi-talented artist. He started his career as a painter, and he regularly teaches classes in metal sculpture, two-dimensional design, and pastel drawing. He also serves as BFA Art Thesis Coordinator at Marylhurst University. Cunningham has a long history of exhibitions, awards, public art works and publications to his credit. He has taught at Marylhurst University since 1986.

About Marylhurst University

Marylhurst University, a private liberal arts university 10 miles south of Portland, Oregon on Highway 43, is regionally accredited and nationally recognized for innovation and academic excellence in serving adult learners. Founded in 1893, Oregon’s oldest Catholic university serves nearly 1,300 multigenerational students of all faiths and backgrounds. Marylhurst offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificate programs on campus and online, all of which integrate liberal arts with professional studies and prepare graduates to be ethical leaders who think critically and creatively.

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Hairspray: A bubbly teenager played by Ricki Lake dreams of being the queen of a popular television dance in John Waters' hilarious and subversive 1950s-set musical. contest Screens at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 16 and 17, at Cinema Under the …
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It's a perfect replica of Jim Davis' drawings, while the costumes, too, depict his imagined world well. The tails are spot-on. Odie, Garfield, Arlene, and Nermal each have an appendage that defines their personality. Who knew that a tail was more than …
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Dienamik – Wretches and Kings (Remix)

Dienamik – Wretches and Kings (Remix)

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Fourth Annual Otis Kite Festival at Santa Monica Beach: Family Event

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015

Otis College of Art and Design will host its fourth Annual Kite Festival adjacent to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10am – 4pm. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $ 12 for all day access.

Headlining a day of flying kites and other inflatables will be world-renowned kite artists Tyrus Wong, George Peters, Melanie Walker, Jose Sainz, Ali Fujino, and Ron Gibian.

A special workshop for kids focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) will integrate California Common Core requirements in Science with instruction in Art and Design. Kids will learn about the physics of flight, climate and wind, sustainable materials, and color theory while designing and decorating their own unique kites.

The Kite Festival was developed by Otis College of Art and Designs Creative Action Program to bring families and communities throughout the Los Angeles region together for a fun-filled day of learning, creating art, and kite flying. This year, with generous support from the Hearst Foundations, Drachen Foundation, Art4Moore, the Tides Foundation, and the Home Depot, Otis has secured the funds and supplies to deliver a fantastic community event that will include educational workshops, painting, kite design and flying, and a special plein air drawing workshop.

This event is perfect for the whole family, says Richard Shelton, Director of Creative Action at Otis College of Art and Design. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about the physics of flight while working on their own creations, adults can enjoy a plein air drawing lesson, and everyone can watch some truly inspiring kites take to the skies.

Wini Jacksoncelebrated advocate in service to children has pledged her support and time to include kids from group homes, county facilities, public schools, treatment centers, and special needs homes throughout Los Angeles. All leftover supplies donated for the event will be given to Urban Compass in Watts.

In past years, Otis Kite Festivals have included children from the organizations Urban Compass, Junior Blind of America, Childrens Bureau, and St. Judes Hospital.

The festival will take place directly north of the Santa Monica Pier, parking will be provided at the Santa Monica Pier Parking Lot for a fee of $ 12. Parking is available at public city lots and at the Pier. Entrance to the kite festival is free.



Saturday, April 11, 2014, 10AM 4PM

Santa Monica Pier

Parking at the North Parking Lot 1 $ 12

Admission is Free


With Otis Faculty Member Gary Geraths

Saturday, April 11, 2014, 11AM 2PM

1450 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA

EVENT SPONSORS The Hearst Foundations Art4Moore The Tides Foundation The Santa Monica Pier American Kite Flyers Association Reclaiming Our Youth Free Arts for Abused Children The Drachen Foundation The Home Depot The City of Santa Monica


The Creative Action Program at Otis College of Art and Design offers project-based courses that match multidisciplinary teams of students with local and international community partners. Creative Action courses introduce students to pressing environmental and social issues through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Through research, leadership, and collaboration, students focus their creativity on real-world problems. These skills are essential to the career of an artist or designer.


Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.

Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design. Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice,

Plans to Create Southamptons Showpiece City Waterfront Go on Show

Artist rendering of proposed Royal Pier Waterfront development by Lucent Group

Southampton residents are being invited to view the exciting proposal that is set to breathe new life into the Royal Pier Waterfront and Mayflower Park areas of the city.

The public exhibition will unveil the latest details of the plan to link Southamptons Old Town with a vibrant and attractive new waterfront quarter created as a prime destination for residents and visitors alike.

The vision for the new Royal Pier Waterfront promises to deliver the most atmospheric urban waterfront experience on the South Coast, giving unprecedented access to the citys water-side and celebrating Southamptons unique heritage links with land, sea and sky.

Royal Pier Waterfront will include around 730 contemporary apartments; a major new 47,000 sq m (about 500,000 sq ft) high quality office development; 40-50 new shops, waterside restaurants, cafes and bars plus a gourmet Epicurean Market; a 250-bed, 4-5-star signature hotel and spa; a large casino with leisure and entertainment facilities (subject to licencing decisions); a civic, cultural / arts and technology hub; and car parking with 2,000 spaces. It will also enable the improvement of Mayflower Park, site of the world-renowned PSP Southampton Boat Show, and the creation of a soaring monument to Southamptons famous Spitfire aeroplane.

The ambitious development will include a network of attractive routes for pedestrians and cyclists to connect the city with the waterfront, and a range of high quality public spaces and squares where people can enjoy time next to the waterfront overlooking new boat moorings, marine activities and views across the Solent.

At the heart of the plan is an enhanced Mayflower Park to provide a landmark recreational asset for the city throughout the year.

Proposals for the park include an expanded 50,500 sq m (around 544,000 sq ft) area 16 per cent larger than the current site, providing a range of spaces for all. The park will also feature a play area with an interactive water feature; multi use games area; a 1,050 sq m (11,300 sq ft) timber boardwalk with waterfront seating and shelters to draw visitors towards the water; and caf